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MAPEAMENT Owned by DNOCS, the Palacete Carvalho Mota, in Fortaleza, must undergo a feasibility study to receive public-private investments

By Amanda Costa

The Carvalho Mota Palace, in the center of Fortaleza, was built in 1907. Credit: disclosure / MTurO Ministry of Tourism carries out a mapping of public properties with tourist potential across the country to transform unused spaces into tourist attractions, through public partnerships -private. This week, the national secretary of Attraction for Investments, Partnerships and Concessions, Lucas Fiuza, met with the director general of the National Department of Works Against Drought (DNOCS), Fernando Leão. At the meeting, they decided to start technical feasibility studies, economic and environmental to enable Palacete Carvalho Mota, in Fortaleza (CE), to receive these investments. Owned by DNOCS, Palacete Carvalho Mota, also called Solar, was built in 1907 and is located in the center of the capital of Ceará. The property has two floors, mixing elements of the artistic movement called art nouveau and neoclassical art. The building is currently closed to the public. Other properties in the department, such as a disabled hotel on the coast of the Açude de Orós, 450 km from Fortaleza, may also be evaluated in the future. The Ministry of Tourism has guided agencies of the federal administration, through the Revive Brasil program, to identify unused spaces that have a tourist vocation and relevance as architectural, historical or cultural heritage. This is because, these locations may be managed through partnerships with the private sector, ensuring the reopening to the public and its best use. “We want to rescue these spaces, which often represent the history, culture and identity of a place. It is a relationship in which everyone wins, mainly, the tourist, since that historical heritage that is often underutilized or degraded, becomes an important tourist spot in the city ”, highlighted the Minister of Tourism, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio.GESTÃO – A real estate concession the private initiative is a model applied in several countries of the world, including Portugal, with which the Ministry of Tourism of Brazil signed, this year, a Cooperation Protocol to exchange information on the preservation of heritage through concessions .The goal is to guarantee economy in the administration of these places for the public coffers and, consequently, for the citizen, who pays for their maintenance. It also seeks to allow the population to access these places that have been underutilized and even abandoned for many years. Interventions must be made through concessions. In this way, the property remains public, but starts to be managed, during a predetermined period, by private entrepreneurs. “Concession is not privatization, it is not sale, it is you to allow the private initiative to manage these spaces, according to a series of criteria, for a predetermined period. This generates investments, jobs and income for the local population, in addition to being another option for tourists visiting these regions ”, explained Lucas Fiuza, national secretary of Attraction for Investments, Partnerships and Concessions. Edition: Rafael Brais

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